Weill Cornell Medical College New York City Belfer Research Building

Weill Cornell Medical College New York City Belfer Research Building

LEED Certified Gold

The Belfer Research Building is only the second laboratory building in New York City to receive a LEED Gold rating, earning points in every section of the LEED checklist, including excellent energy performance, design innovation and other sustainable practices.

Total Score: 43 out of 69 possible points.

LEED Certification Report: Weill Cornell Medical College New York City Belfer Research Building

How is Green Measured?

Sustainable Sites
Water Efficiency
Energy / Atmosphere
Materials / Resources
Indoor Environmental Quality
Innovation & Design
Possible Points
14 5 17 13 15 5
Earned Points
9 4 6 7 12 5

Project Highlights

It consumes 18 percent less energy than a minimally code-compliant structure by employing energy-saving mechanical systems, including a high-efficiency HVAC system, energy conserving heat exchangers, and daylight-responsive lighting controls. A double layer glass curtain wall is designed so that the outer fritted glass wall reflects the sun's heat and shades the inner high-efficiency glass, greatly reducing the heat load on the building's air conditioning system.

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